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  1. darcshadow

    1st Gen SC and SCAL 5 Pro

    The blade settings might not have been the cause of this problem, but the half credit card is way too much exposed and getting the correct blade setting will make your cuts even better.
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    Help required with edge lit up glass

    Yeah, with something that big I don't think edge lighting it going to get you the desired effect. Probably going to have to use back lighting.
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    871-MK 2 Will not cut only test mode

    What program are you using? How are you connected to the cutter, usb or serial? Sounds like you simply are not talking to the cutter.
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    SCAL on Windows?

    If you have AI already all you really need is VM cut. You can do all your design work in AI then export it as an eps and cut it with VM.
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    Vinyl Spooler

    I've not looked too closely, but I believe the spooler files are just the cut info, not the actual design that you could go back and edit. You should be saving your designs as you create them, the spooler is just for a quick redo of a cut and not intended to be long term storage.
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    Wood finish over vinyl

    No, it's an inside thing.
  7. If possible you'd be doing yourself a favor to get away from the dxf file format. Several cutting programs can open them, but they never seem to work as well as an eps. dxf files seem to have disconnected nodes quite often, so while it looks good on the screen, the cutter is lifting and dropping the blade unnecessarily and you can end up with cuts that have a lot of points still connected.
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    Wood finish over vinyl

    I have a little treasure box for my boy that I put a map decal then polyurethane over. It has held up well.
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    Best Transfer paper for Matte black etc

    If it's ripping the backing paper I would guess you are cutting too deep. Follow Mz Skeeter's instructions for setting the blade depth, posted a few hundred times here, then if you're still having issues it's likely a process problem.
  10. No, but it doesn't have a specific area to keep the roller out of and it's right in the middle where you would think would be a good spot for a roller. Either do not use the middle roller, or be sure it is actually over the grit roller and not in the "dead zone".
  11. The solenoid doesn't control how deep the cut is, it controls the pressure applied to the blade. The length of blade sticking out of the blade holder controls how deep the cut is.
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    Strange usage question.

    Reflective stuff and heat transfer gets weird. You'd think it'd reflect the light and keep things cooler, and it does to some degree, however, it also reflects the heat inside the car, back into the car. Where as black while it does get hot in the sun, it does not reflect the heat in the car back into the car, so black can actually result in cooler interiors.
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    Who did this one

    Reminds me of Captain Dave from The Bob and Tom Show. "Arrr cheese sandwiches 8 bucks, 20s and 50s only. NO change!"
  14. You actually have two options in Inkscape now. There is a plot function that is built into Inkscape, and there is InkCut, which is a separate program that can be integrated into Inkscape. The instructions to install InkCut on windows are not very clear but I was able to get it setup over the weekend. I didn't try to actually cut anything with it but first impressions of it, it felt rather clunky. But it's one of only 2 free cutting programs I know of, SB being the other, so can't complain too much.
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    Cutters that work well from Inkscape

    Hmm, I might have to look into Inkcut more. Last time I looked at it, it was a linux only thing.